Curriculum Vitae

Paul S. Aspinwall

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Contact information

Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320 (919) 660-2874

Personal

Born 1/26/1964 England. British citizen.

Education

Theoretical Elementary Particle PhysicsOxford1991
D.Phil.University of Oxford (UK)1988
B.A.University of Oxford (UK)1985

Areas of Research

String Theory

Areas of Experience

Mathematical Physics

Quantum field theory

Algebraic geometry

Awards, Honors, and Prizes

Sloan fellowship 1999

Invited address ICM 1998

Invited address at regional AMS 1999
Langford Award 2001

Major Grant Support

NSF DMS-0074072
NSF DMS-0301476

Sloan fellowship

Selected Recent Invited Talks

  • Exoflops in Two Dimensions, AMS regional Meeting, Greensboro, November 9, 2014
  • A-infinity Algebras and Superpotentials, Freiburg University, Germany, October 13, 2014
  • (0,2)-Deformations and Rational Curves, Texas A & M, April 27, 2014
  • The Kahler Moduli Space of Calabi-Yau Manifolds, Hamburg University, August 12-15, 2013
  • Exoflops and Extremal Transitions, Stanford, December 17, 2013
  • Monodromy and Collapsing del Pezzo Surfaces, CRM Montreal, June 11, 2013
  • The topological B-model and superpotentials, BIRS Banff, August 14, 2012
  • D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Threefolds, Warwick University, July 9-10, 2012
  • D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Threefolds, Bonn University, July 2-4, 2012
  • Linear sigma models and (0,2) models, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook, May 14, 2012
  • A (0,2) McKay Correspondence, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, December 12, 2011
  • A (0,2) McKay Correspondence, Mirror Symmetry Conference, Kansas State U, November 5, 2011
  • A Study of (0,2) Deformations of (2,2) Theories, String-Math conference, Penn, June 9, 2011
  • Quivers and Matrix Factorizations, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, May 18, 2011
  • A Study of (0,2) Deformations of (2,2) Theories, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, May 9, 2011
  • D-Branes, Toric Geometry and Matrix Factorizations, Commutative Algebra Conference, Univ of South Carolina, March 18, 2011
  • Can Instantons Kill H1(End(T)) Singlets?, Stanford University, December 20, 2010
  • String Theory and the McKay Correspondence, University of Pennsylvania, June 15, 2009 - June 19, 2009
  • Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, University of Michigan, March 30, 2009
  • Geometry and String Theory, University of Central Florida, February 6, 2009
  • Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, Stony Brook University, January 14, 2009
  • Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, Texas A&M University, November 6, 2008
  • Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, Virginia Tech, October 20, 2008
  • B-Type D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds, KITP, Santa Barbara, July 21, 2008
  • Non-Commutative Resolutions and Toric Geometry, BIRS, Banff, May 12, 2008
  • Computations in String Theory with Macaulay 2, Cornell University, March 17, 2008
  • Matrix Factorizations Made Easy, Snowbird, Utah, June 20, 2007
  • B-Type D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds, Oxford University, May 28, 2007
  • Matrix Factorizations and D-Branes, Univ. of Washington, April 19, 2007
  • D-Branes and Triangulated Categories, UNC Chapel Hill, April 12, 2007
  • Matrix Factorizations and D-Branes, Univ. of Chicago, January 31, 2007
  • Matrix Factorizations and D-Branes, Stanford, December 18, 2006
  • Superstring Theory and Compactification, UNC, Wilmington, October 13, 2006
  • A Simple Superpotential, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 3, 2006
  • D-Branes, Mukai and McKay, MSRI, Berkeley, CA, March 20, 2006
  • D-Brane Superpotentials, University of Durham, England, July 23, 2005
  • Algebraic Geometry for String Theorists, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo ON, Canada, June 20, 2005
  • An Analysis of Fluxes by Duality, KITP, Santa Barbara, April 28, 2005
  • D-Brane Superpotentials, Rutgers University, February 22, 2005
  • D-Brane Superpotentials, University of California, Berkeley, February 1, 2005
  • D-Brane Superpotentials, University of Utah, January 21, 2005
  • Algebraic Geometry of D-Branes, Stanford University, November 22, 2004
  • D-Brane Superpotentials, UC, San Diego, November 9, 2004
  • D-Brane Superpotentials, Stanford Linear Accelerator, November 5, 2004
  • D-Branes and Quivers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champange, October 28, 2004
  • D-Branes and Pi-Stability, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 4, 2004
  • D-Branes and Pi-Stability, Snowbird, Utah, June 7, 2004
  • D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds (4 lectures), TASI, Boulder, 19 June 2003
  • Introduction to Algebraic Geometry (5 lectures), ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2 June 2003
  • Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings, PIMS, Banff, 17 March 2003
  • D-Branes and Mirror Symmetry (3 lectures), University of Utah, 24 February 2003

Doctoral Theses Directed

  • Arya Roy, (January, 2007 - August, 2010)

Publications (listed separately)


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